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Capitals face Blues in first consecutive game

The Washington Capitals are back on the ice after four days off. Washington is in Saint-Louis to face the Blues, who are deprived of their star player, Vladimir Tarasenko, due to the COVID protocol.

Meanwhile, the Capitals are missing their own base players as Nicklas Backstrom and TJ Oshie are sidelined and not on a trip due to the flu.

Ilya Samsonov will start against the Blues de Ville Husso. Watch the game with us on NBC Sports Washington.

Limits transactions before the puck falls

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Via @VogsCaps:

8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 21-Hathaway
73-Sheary, 20-Eller, 43-Wilson
10-Sprong, 23-Sgarbossa, 59-Protas
62-Hagelin, 26-Dowd, 49-Leason

42-Fehervary, 74-Carlson
9-Orlov, 3-Jensen
57-van Riemsdyk, 2-Schultz

Samsonov versus Husso.

Tom Wilson plays his 600th game tonight

How did Brett Leason miss this ??

Daniel Sprong sniped a house to give the Caps 1-0 lead.

It is Sprong’s sixth goal of the year and his third in his last five games.

Torey Krug equalizes 1-1

Tom Wilson and Nic Dowd looked confused as to who was covering whom, giving Krug a clear path to the net.

Update the post throughout the night as we’ll update it during the game. Comments below.